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Protein RO or LI?

DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
I was wondering what everyone's preference was...to use a protein rich RO condish or do you like to use a protein rich LI instead?
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:

Comments

  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't need much protein, and my hair is picky about which proteins to use, but I prefer protein in my rinse outs. If I leave any protein in...my hair dries out. My fine hair loves some silk/keratin proteins in a daily rinse out.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair LOVES protein, so I'll do both, plus PTs. I frequently use the milder PTs as my leave in.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    my heir had hated protein for a long time but my curls were limp so I used a rinse put with protien and my hair perked back up. However I used the protein rinse out for a week and my hair became dry. I did a deep treatment last night and my hair is back to normal. so once a week for my protein rinse out but I just got a shampoo with protein in it so that will be my dose evey few days. I cant leave protein in my hair
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I do both because my hair is low porosity and it takes awhile to absorb things. It really depends on what your hair likes/needs.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • SVaultSVault Posts: 35Registered Users
    I have low porosity too and both work best for me

    Sent from my LG-MS770 using CurlTalk App
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Novice
    I do both. My hair eats up protein like crazy.

    Sent from my N861 using CurlTalk App
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I use an intensive rinse out - Komaza Care - I need to concentrate on hydration on a daily basis.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • naturalblondie88naturalblondie88 Posts: 105Registered Users
    Firefox, we have similar hair properties and I noticed you list Sleek and Shine as your LI. I'm assuming you aren't CG since that has cones in it. Does you hair respond better to non-CG or have you tried CG?
    Mostly 2c
    Medium Width, Low Porosity (unsure), and Med-High Density
    Frizz is a huge problem for me

    Routine currently undergoing maintenance.
    Low-Poo: PM Wild Ginger Awapuhi
    CO/RO: SN Coconut
    LI: GR Sleek & Shine
    Mousse: HETT
    Gel: HE Set Me Up
    Pomade: BedHead Manipulator
    DT: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

    Hair Likes: moisture, pineappling, scrunching
    Hair Dislikes: raking product in, glycerin
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I have been full Curly Girl for over two years - not even water soluble silicones - apparently I don't have horrible unmanageable poufy 'straight' hair!

    Got caught out by new formula Repair & Shine (Triple Nutrition) which made my hair lose all its body and curl and revert to the 'horrible unmanageable' state. Now using a stash of old formula Sleek & Shine found in a pound shop (dollar store). I hope Garnier lost a ton of long hair and curly girl customers with that reformulation, grrrr.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • naturalblondie88naturalblondie88 Posts: 105Registered Users
    I have used Sleek and Shine in the past and liked the product, but had to retire it when I attempted CG. I'm thinking about giving up on CG altogether and doing what works for my hair.
    Mostly 2c
    Medium Width, Low Porosity (unsure), and Med-High Density
    Frizz is a huge problem for me

    Routine currently undergoing maintenance.
    Low-Poo: PM Wild Ginger Awapuhi
    CO/RO: SN Coconut
    LI: GR Sleek & Shine
    Mousse: HETT
    Gel: HE Set Me Up
    Pomade: BedHead Manipulator
    DT: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

    Hair Likes: moisture, pineappling, scrunching
    Hair Dislikes: raking product in, glycerin
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I have used Sleek and Shine in the past and liked the product, but had to retire it when I attempted CG. I'm thinking about giving up on CG altogether and doing what works for my hair.

    That's really what it comes down to in the end. I was full CG for quite a while (about a year without knowing it, then added a silicone serum, again without any knowledge of CG). After I found this site I did strict CG for six months, but eventually started adding a few non-CG products here and there. The difference was that I had the understanding of what ingredients did what and how to balance protein and moisture. I probably stick with CG products about 85% of the time, but I have found a few products with cones that I really like (as well as a gentle, pH balanced sulfate shampoo).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel

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